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An unsettling and mesmerizing take on unique minds

Lars Torres, Contributing Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Over the past two decades, David Fincher has built an impressive portfolio of feature films, but also a collection of high-quality dramas on Netflix, including “House of Cards.” Fincher is back, alongside Charlize Theron to co-produce “Mindhunter,” a fact-based drama by Joe Penhall. Based ...

“Professor Marston” explores the creation of Wonder Woman

Victoria Radcliffe, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

When watching or reading the stories of Wonder Woman, one may think that the character was simply meant for fantasies of male comic book readers or, if one has seen the most recent adaptation, that Wonder Woman stands for female empowerment. However, as shown in “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,...

Giving audiences a New York state of mind

Harrison Bloom, Contributing Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Editor’s Note: In the spirit of Halloween, The Observer reviewed a film by director and screenwriter John Carpenter, known for his work in the horror genre. While the film was released in 1981, it was reviewed using today’s standards. On Friday, Oct. 16, I took a trip over to Cleveland Institute of Art (C...

Enjoy a spooky Halloween weekend

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events

Friday, Oct. 27   What: Pizza, Pie & Alpha Chis Where: Alpha Chi Omega House Time: 5-8 p.m. Notes: $8 tickets; raise money and awareness for domestic violence. Proceeds donated to the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center in Cleveland.   What: CAN You Survive? Haunted H...

“Boy gets girl” displays uncomfortable truths on stage

“Boy gets girl” displays uncomfortable truths on stage

Chloe Mieras, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance

“The boy sees the girl and falls in love. They begin a tentative relationship一but what happens when the girl ultimately says ‘no?’” Players’ Theater Group tackled this story in their newest show, “Boy Gets Girl,” on Oct 13 and 14 in the Eldred Black Box, where audiences saw an intim...

Unfulfilled potential in “Masseduction”

Matt Hooke, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

St. Vincent’s “Masseduction” is the follow-up to her 2014 self-titled breakthrough album, which won a Grammy for Best Alternative Album. It’s a frenetic high-strung album that is the perfect soundtrack for our high-stress times. The album, unfortunately, doesn’t entirely follow through on its ...

“Jane the Virgin” rediscovers lighthearted fun

Ann Marie Smetona, Contributing Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Picking up from last season’s cliffhanger finale, the fourth season of “Jane the Virgin” premiered on Oct. 13 on The CW drawing a meager 700,000 viewers, making it the lowest-rated episode yet. Despite these ratings, which could be attributed to the decline in quality witnessed during season three...

Two-man show wows in the Black Box

Two-man show wows in the Black Box

Victoria Radcliffe, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theatre & Dance, Top Stories

This past week, fourth-year student Brett DiCello and second-year student Tony Monczewski, both theater and biomedical engineering majors, brought two artists to life in the Eldred Black Box with Players’ Theater Group’s “Red.” DiCello portrayed Rothko, a older artist working on a commissione...

“Turtles All the Way Down” gives insight

Mariah Sickler, Contributing Reporter

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Poetry & Literature

“Turtles All the Way Down” is John Green’s latest novel aimed at the young adult audience. Despite its complicated issues being handled well, the book’s weak plot and somewhat poor writing at times may leave many readers wanting more. This time, the story centres around a high-school student who ha...

Playlist of the Week: Oct 27 – Nov 2

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

www.genius.com “Deserve” - Kris Wu feat. Travis Scott Former EXO member Kris Wu collaborates with Travis Scott for the first time on his trap-inspired hip-hop track “Deserve.” Wu spots a girl in the club who has caught his interest and declares that she’s so good, she deserves a song...

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